Dakota, 15, chatted with the L.A. Times about taking on the role of Cherie Currie, performing on stage and the real-life bond between her and Kristen. Check it:
On her friendship with Kristen: “You can probably tell we get along really well. For the characters, it’s really important that bond is portrayed. And we have that in real life.”
On growing up in life with the roles she takes on: “I’m just portraying what was going on with [Cherie] when she was my age. I want to continue to act for my whole life. Eventually, everyone will have to let me grow up, somehow, some way. I’m just trying to let that happen as naturally as I can.”
On performing the infamous tunes of The Runaways in the flick: “When you’re up there and you hear yourself singing the songs and feel yourself performing the dance moves that are so iconic — when you’re up there having the time of your life — you feel like you are those girls for a few minutes. It’s really fun!”
The Runaways will premiere next Sunday at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.